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Discussion in 'Australia' started by nevgriff64, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. dunc

    dunc Coddiwompler Supporter

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    maybe the beds spinning not the room

    so are you sure
  2. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    I'm going for it...wish me luck:pynd. I'm going to regret this tomorrow aren't I.
  3. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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  4. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Talking about deliveries and having to travel miles to the depot to pick up what shoulda been an easy drop off, a mate bought a boat in Florida and arranged to get it shipped to Aus, it's 60 odd feet long btw. It got put onto a bulk carrier that was headed to Sydney (Botany Bay), we were watching it on AIS and it was headed to Hobart, perfect, watched it coming up the Derwent with his boat sitting on the deck. Do you reckon they'd drop it in the drink? Nope. "It's going to Sydney mate, not Hobart, says it right here on the paperwork." Mate splashed some cash and everyone was willing to look the other way while it was craned off, everyone except for the local stevedore. "It's going to Sydney mate". So we watched it sail back out of the river, 500 ft from his marina berth.

    I took a yacht to Tas via the Toll boat that goes to Burnie, was $2000 cheaper than taking it on the Spirit. Me and the old man went to pick it up, sign in, hi-vis, usual stuff, drove past the boat on the way to the office. Old mate looked thru the paperwork and said "sorry, ya boat is still in Melb mate". Had his back to the window thru which we could clearly see my yacht, but there was no way he'd turn around, just kept saying "the paperwork says its in Melb, it's definitely in Melb." I was getting bloody angry, the old man just slid a 50 across the desk and said "take another look pal". We got the boat.
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  5. Andrew2

    Andrew2 Long timer

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    I should have gone to bed:puke2
  6. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    It actually arrived on time .. and in one piece. Bonus!
  7. Happy Snapper

    Happy Snapper GOMOB.

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    We dd a bulk deal on breast prostheses for the bride's shop.

    Had 135 delivered to our home... order turned up as boxes loaded on a pallet. Toll arrived and had a lift thing on the tail of the tuck and a pallet trolley.

    All sweet. Yesterday 4000 printed newsletters arrived at the shop from our printer.... all plastic wrapped on a pallet. Pallet would not even fit in the door.

    Driver was very gracious and unpacked them for her and then took the pallet away.

    Australia Post again..... 2 x 20kg boxes of stock from an importer on the Gold Coast posted to Brisbane to us. Driver arrives at 7:45, shop does not open until 09:00 and bride finds card under door.

    "Collect from local post office"

    Yes.. I could see her walking up the street carrying 2 x 20kg boxes.

    Easy to solve problem.. rang local post office and told them to return to supplier.

    Rang supplier and said.. find another way of getting them to us.

    Supplier rang Oz post.. and suddenly they were delivered.

    Toll can be unhelpful at times.... especially if the driver is from a country where women are chattels.

    Overnight delivery..... driver arrives at 18:45 and phones our mobile..... I cannot find your shop. Turns out he is standing across the road from it.. and the shop is closed.

    I get in the car and go to take the parcel.. chip him about the overnight delivery.... turning up at nearly 7:00 PM and he tells me he can deliver any time he wants on the next day.

    So.... he turns up a few days later and insists on wheeling his trolley in over the carpet.. leaves big muddy wheel tracks... and he didn't give a rat's arse.

    In response, I call Toll and explain to them that the shop deals exclusively with women who have breast cancer and that their driver is just a bit insensitive to it all.

    Lucky for us... his boss is a woman.

    We never see him again.

    Next delivery is a friendly guy (and he rides CB500X) and he cannot do enough for the girls.

    We shout him a carton of ginger beer every month.

    It's just people and some don't give a shit and some do.

    Like that box of chocolates.
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  8. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Great thread above Andrew. The girls in our local post office are brilliant. I quite often buy them a packet of cookies to have with a cuppa.

    I have had some parcels go astray but when i have called AP ive always had prompt service.

    My biggest issue is the routing of our parcels which can take a phenomenal amount of time. I believe this has also caused an increase in postage cost.

    Oh, the beer. Yep, have another. If its having that effect its food allergy taking effect.

    Have a Clarentyne and snort some saline spray.
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  9. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    Life's a funny thing ain't it!!
    Grabbed the daily rag to read with my morning coffee saw this ad
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    Hour later I own this, pick it up Monday!!:clap
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  10. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Shame it wasn't a bike add :(
  11. seancampbell

    seancampbell Long timer

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    I've ended up with a bike that way!
  12. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Best vehicle I’ve ever had was a flat tray Hilux workmate. Did nothing great, did one thing real well, carted shit and never let me down. Was great at launching boats, mobile jetty. Nice one Bob.
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  13. duckslider

    duckslider unintentionaldrifter

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    Beer mitts. :hmmmmm
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  14. Warin

    Warin Retired

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    Fire proof?
    And special magnet to retain beer cans until empty.

    Edit .. needs to be chunder proof ... mate .. why did you do that?
  15. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Nice, my current car is a 3.0 hilux single cab. I love it.
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  16. Dave Ward

    Dave Ward I don't even know where the box is.

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    They wear those things to keep their beer (and hands) from freezing so I'm not much interested in something designed to keep beer warm.

    They'd be a good thing for some inmates to wear when sitting at the computer...
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  17. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    I don't like the way they just through that pizza box...:dirtdog
  18. Gunerdo

    Gunerdo fromwanerbe

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    That would be "threw" ....not to be confused with sheppards.

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  19. ktmgeoff

    ktmgeoff Remember it's not a race!

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    Too many pints of Boags Red will mess with your spelling functionality.
  20. PBee

    PBee ...---...

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